Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3813 June 7-21 2019 - Page 32

30 SALTWATER June 7 - 21, 2019 SALTWATER REPORTS: CONTINUED FROM PG 29 HALF MOON BAY cont. inclement ocean conditions, but when they did get located, the action was fast and furious. The boats fishing out of the Half Moon Bay Sportfishing Center reported great salmon action off the San Mateo Coast north of Half Moon Bay at Mussel Rock starting on May 24. The New Captain Pete, skippered by Dennis Baxter, reported in with 14 salmon for 7 anglers, while the Queen of Hearts, skippered by Bob Ingles, checked in with 22 salmon for 11 anglers after trolling off the San Mateo Coast on May 24. Rockfish action has been great out of the harbor also. The Riptide returned to the dock with 90 rockfish for 9 anglers on the same day, according to Sherri Ingles of the Half Moon Bay Sportfishing Center. “There were boats scattered from Double Point in Marin County to the Pigeon Point in San Mateo County on Friday when Brian Rooney on the Hog Heavon found the school of fish off of Mussel Rock,” said Captain Dennis Baxter of the New Captain Pete. “We made the circle and arrived on the scene by noon in order to put in 7 limits of salmon, with 2/3rds of the salmon being commercial size and loaded with anchovies in their VOL.38 • ISS. 13 bellies. The fish were all up in the water water fishing to shallower column, and all of the water fishing.,” said Jones. fleet had limits.” “We had a mixed group of Baxter fought the great people on the boat weather uphill on ranging from hard core Saturday morning fishermen to beginners. to get to Mussel They landed limits of Rock, and he said, rockfish and about 3/4 “We have a solid limits of lingcod.” line of anchovies Monterey charter boats all the way up the reported solid rockfish coastline, and there action also. The 35 are humpbacked anglers aboard the Star whales feeding in of Monterey out of Chris’ 90 feet of water Fishing Trips in Monterey off of Mavericks. returned with 8 lingcod We bucked uphill and limits (350) of rockfish in conditions that on Saturday, May 25. The made me consider 20 anglers aboard the turning around, but Caroline came back with we ended up with 2 lingcod and limits (200) 23 salmon for 15 rockfish the same day. anglers with only “The salmon fishing was one of the fish less decent for the anglers than commercial- who stayed out on the grade. We had These anglers went adventuring beyond the Golden Gate and came home with a water in the wind,” said plenty of opportunities fresh salmon dinner on May 18. Todd Fraser at Bayside Photo courtesy of NEW EASY RIDER SPORTFISHING, Berkeley. Marine in Santa Cruz on for limits, but the weather conditions Saturday, May 25. “There made it difficult to land were some limits caught the hook ups. The conditions look MONTEREY BAY trolling in 200-250 feet of water on fantastic with one exception, and the west side of the Soquel Hole. The Rockfish and Lingcod that is the water temperature is warm salmon were biting on Watermelon Action Great When Weather from 57 to 59 degree. Hopefully this Krippled Anchovies and red Cooperates northwest wind will cool down the Krocodiles down near the bottom.” water.” SANTA CRUZ – The salmon fishing “There were some nice halibut There is more good news on the has slowed on Monterey Bay, but caught in Capitola, while the salmon front with the anglers targeting rockfish and lingcod rockfish action was decent arrival of the second area finding excellent results along near Natural Bridges. batch of 265,000 salmon the Monterey County Coast. The The weather has from the Mokelumne northwest wind has made getting been up and down, so River Fish Hatchery to down the coast to Point Sur difficult make sure you check the acclimation pens in lately. the forecast,” he the harbor on Saturday, A bottomfish trip produced 40 emphasized. May 25th. Captain Tom rockfish and 4 lingcod for 4 anglers Mattusch of the Huli Cat on Friday, May 3102 Fish said, “These fish are 24, reported Carol ALASKA part of the 750,000 that Jones of Kahuna will be released this year Sportfishing. The as part of the efforts of anglers used an the Coastside Fishing array of bars, jigs, P.O. Box 39143, Ninilchik, AK 99639 Club and the hatchery. swimbaits, shrimp Official IGFA We have had our best Fishing: flies and baits. World Record Lingcod “Barn Door Halibut” • Salmon caught here return when the salmon A previous trip to in 2007 • Rockfish • Ling Cod Two been in the pens for a Point Sur yielded 30’ Alumaweld Boats with week to 10 days.” 17 lingcod up to Cabins and Bathrooms The salmon returning 18 pounds and Deep Creek, Anchor Point & Homer Lodging: to the harbor have made 260 rockfish for Clean & Comfortable, Lounge Half Moon Bay one of Alaska the 26 anglers and Full Service Bar, Great Food, Conference Room, the top locations for aboard the boat. (800) 567-1043 Satellite TV, Sleeps up to 24. kayak salmon anglers “The trip featured along the coastline. a mix of deeper Fish with the Smith Brothers – Alaska & California’s Finest! - Dave Hurley Q ueen Saltwater & Freshwater of H earts Full Time Charter Boat Since 2004 Bodega Bay • Bullards • Oroville • Collins • Berryessa Fish The Delta In Style Aboard Capt. Hayden Mullins’s 60’ Luxury Yacht! Powerful technology in the Ultimate Combo unit. 9” Chart Plotter with built in TrueEcho CHIRP Fishfinder. Featuring Multi-Touch Interface, internal GPS antenna, CMAP compatibility, Anti Finger Print and Anti-Reflective glass with excellent readability and brightness. Call for Details and Special Pricing! MARITIME ELECTRONICS (800)582-1333 3807 Want Sturgeon? Trophy Stripers? Call Dragon Sportfishing! GP 1971F Fishfinder/GPS Plotter 2855 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz, CA Halibut have been the focus aboard the Happy Hooker, but some hefty stripers have been hitting the fish box too. Photo courtesy of HAPPY HOOKER SPORTFISHING, Berkeley. Salmon • Rockfish • Lingcod • Crab • Kokanee • Trout C apt . L es F ernandes (707) 490-4067 3811 Half Moon Bay Sportfishing and Tackle Light Tackle Rockfishing 650-728-3377 • Salmon Fishing (when allowed) • • Whale Watching • • Nature Trips • • Full Bait and Tackle Shop • Pillar Point Harbor 5 Miles North of Half Moon Bay 925-766-7350 • Coast Guard Approved - Professional Crew 35+ years Experienced Captain